Cath Senker – award-winning author, editor, RLF Consultant Fellow and Academic Skills Consultant
With 30 years’ experience in publishing, I have written around 160 books for children of all ages, from history, biography, global and social issues to world religions, human geography and environmental topics.
In December 2018, Far From Home, Refugees and Migrants Fleeing War, Persecution and Poverty won the 2018 Educational Writers’ Award. It is coming out in paperback in April 2019.
I have published two non-fiction titles for adults, Cybercrime and the Darknet and Stranded in the Six-Day War, the extraordinary story of the 14 merchant ships trapped in the Suez Canal at the start of the Six-Day War in June 1967 (see below). I am currently working on a history book for adults.
I undertake project management of books for children and adults as well as editorial work on educational and craft books; children’s fiction and non-fiction educational and trade titles; academic reports and online materials. I am a Royal Literary Fund Consultant Fellow, running writing development
workshops for undergraduate and postgraduate students. In May 2018, I was appointed by the University of Sussex as a part-time Academic Skills Consultant.
Stranded in the Six-Day War
This is a brilliantly researched and written account of an almost forgotten incident in the 1967 Middle East war. It’s full of tasty nuggets of detail. The war stranded ships that were passing through the Suez Canal, and created a unique community of marooned seafarers. Recommended.
Jeremy Bowen, August 2017 (BBC Middle East editor and author of Six Days: How the 1967 War Shaped the Middle East)
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Stranded in the Six-Day War is reviewed in the Nautilus Telegraph, August 2017:
A truly brilliant account of the harmonization of cultures to enable group survival in the most awkward of conditions. Wonderfully told, wonderfully presented, in language all can understand (‘Dagenham Don’, on Amazon UK, July 2018)
One of the benefits of being an historian is the opportunity to tell the stories of those on the margin of events who are usually ignored and forgotten and give them a place in the larger picture. Cath Senker has performed this service magnificently. The fact that fourteen merchant ships were trapped in the Suez Canal between June 1967 and June 1975 seemed destined to be just a footnote in the histories of this most intractable of conflicts but the author has rescued a collection of unpublished material and other ephemera and given it some permanence. (John Goble, former seafarer, June 2018)
This book is a wonderful account of merchant seafarers’ cooperation and formation of a community despite the national and political divides of the Cold War; all while the major players in the Cold War used the Israeli/Palestinian/Arab conflict as a football in their ideological/ political ‘game’. A timely addition to your background reading if interested in the on-going problems for all concerned in the Middle East. (Gerrie Purcell, April 2018)
I read your whole book yesterday, until quite late into the night, totally absorbed. You’ve certainly put your heart into it. I learned a lot from it which I previously didn’t know, especially about the early days. Well done Cath! (Captain A. W. Kinghorn, August 2017, Chief Officer, Scottish Star, 1968 and author of Before the Box Boats, 1983)
I’ve now read your book Stranded in the 6 day war. It’s superb; you should be congratulated on what you’ve done and you must be proud of the results. (Ian Lister, June 2017, Chief Officer, Port Invercargill, 1967–68)
I have long waited for a book about those trapped ships. Now it has arrived! (Philip Roe, June 2017)
Geography and Environment
Geography and Environment
I have a background as an editor for a publishing company and more than 25 years' experience of writing and editing books for the international market.more about me